Appeals Process - Noise Certificates and Noise Exemptions

How to challenge a decision or proposal made by the CAA

Where the CAA makes a decision to:

  1. refuse to grant a noise certificate or exemption,
  2. revoke or vary a noise certificate, or
  3. revoke an exemption,

Regulation 26 of The Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999 requires the CAA to serve on the applicant, holder or other custodian a notice stating the reasons for the decision.  The applicant or holder may, within 14 days after the date of service of that notice, serve on the CAA a request that the case be reviewed by the CAA.  A decision in such a case will be made by a Member of the CAA.  Regulation 26 sets out the procedures relevant to such a review.

To request a review contact:

Noise Exemptions of
Subsonic Jet Aircraft

Noise Certificates and
Other Exemptions


Trevor Metson
Economic Regulation Group
Civil Aviation Authority
CAA House
45-59 Kingsway
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7453 6230
Fax:  +44 (0)20 7453 6236

Manager Aircraft Certification
Safety and Airspace Regulation Group
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1293 57 3340
Fax: +44 (0)1293 57 3976

You will then be contacted by CAA staff who will be able to answer any queries about the process.